Tuesday, 1 March 2016
The Birds Think it's Spring
Our tamest robin, the one who used to stand by the door and demand his own, special supply of food, seems, sadly, to have disappeared. Instead, there are at least four coming to the seed feeders, often at the same time and with the inevitable consequences.
Our generosity in feeding the blackbird mob has resulted in our having far too many blackbirds in the garden at the moment, which bodes badly for this summer's raspberry and strawberry crops.
We've had yellowhammers visiting all winter, and now that they're changing into their bright summer coats they're a pleasure to watch. They're also useful, as they eat the larger, coarser seeds such as the wheat and barley which the other small birds can't cope with.